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Jar (storage). Dragon roundel and inscription. Made of glazed (natural) ceramic, pottery.
- Production date
Height: 41.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 壺 丹波焼
Th Tanba kilns of western Japan (modern Hyogo Prefecture) produced storage jars with a natural ash glaze that imitated examples imported from southern China.
They have characteristic 'ears' or 'lugs' on the shoulder. The finest jars were used to store precious powdered tea for tea gaterings.
Stoneware, Tanba ware, 1300s-1400s
(Label copy, 2017)
- On display (G93/dc4/sB)
- Exhibition history
2016 Mar - , BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
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